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Finance Director

Company Human Sciences Research Council
Reference # SS/FD/0721
Published 14/07/2021
Contract Type Contract
5 Years
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Duration 5 Years
Introduction
In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, the Research Programmes, Centre’s and Cross-Cutting units of the Human Sciences Research Council are engaged in hundreds of projects and programmes serving diverse users in South Africa and the region. There are HSRC offices in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, and Pietermaritzburg.

The Finance department delivers a total financial service to the HSRC. This entails debtors, creditors, cash management, assets including projects office and ensures that the HSRC complies with relevant legislation and accounting principles. The successful incumbent will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The finance department of the Support Service division of the HSRC seeks to appoint a suitably qualified incumbent to fulfil the position of a Finance Director. The position will be based in the Pretoria office and is offered on a five (5) year contract.

Finance Director
Ref no: SS/FD/0721
X1 Position
Duration: 5-year contract

Job Functions Research
Industries Research
Specification
•Manage the overall financial management and accounting functions of the HSRC including entails debtor’s management , creditors management , cash management, assets management, projects office and compliance with relevant legislation, accounting principles and HSRC policies.
•Preparation of / and oversight of all financial reports.
•Provide guidelines for financial planning for all units as per annual performance and strategic plans
•Initiate, design and co-ordinate the annual budgeting process
•Responsible for the review of Annual Financial Statements for presentation and submission to External Auditors and National Treasury.
•Managing of the external audit completed by Auditor General, as well as other audits conducted during the year.
•Ensuring that budget projections, expenses and revenue forecasts are updated
•Liaise as the financial contact between the research units and funders.
•Manage and develop staff
•Undertake any other appropriate assignments that are allocated by the CFO or CEO.

Requirements
•A four- year Degree in Financial Management and / or Business Administration, financial accounting or related field •
•Master’s degree in Financial Management will be an added advantage •
•5-10 years’ experience at middle management or equivalent level in financial management, reporting and accounting •
•Competencies required: Human Resources Management, programme and project management, communication, computer literacy, client orientation and customer focus, strategic capability and leadership.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications: In your application, please include:
•Your CV,
•A letter of motivation;
•A certified copy of your ID; and
•The details of three recent referees (with telephone and e-mail contact details). Please indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that include the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written or oral exercise in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com

Kindly note the following: Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and NOT A CELL PHONE. Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the Document tab on your profile. Note: attachments must be less than 2 MB.

Enquiries (not applications or CVs) related to the position may be directed to Ms. Jacomien Rousseau at jrousseau@hsrc.ac.za. Should you encounter challenges in applying for this post please refer to the FAQ area at the top right hand next to the Home page on the Skills Map portal or use the following link.https://view.genial.ly/5ca72a46e50d5c23e53e255b
If you experience problems applying online, please send your applications to recruitment@hsrc.ac.za, with the reference number in the subject line, but please be advised that you will still be required to register via the Skills map portal, failing to do so, will result in your application automatically being disqualified.

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its staff complement who are SA Citizens, black, female or disabled.

Closing date: 6 August 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been advised in writing within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment.

APPLICATIONS FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED


Job Closing Date 06/08/2021
   
   
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